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Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Anime's Ad Unveils Ending Song, April 12 Debut

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halca sings ending; new visua also debuts

Fuji TV debuted a new commercial for the television anime of Fujita's Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) manga during a "Plus Ultra - Fuji TV Anime Lineup Presentation 2018" event on Thursday. The commercial reveals the anime's ending theme song and April 12 premiere.

The video previews the ending theme song "Kimi no Tonari" (Next to You) by singer halca.

The anime will premiere on Thursday, April 12 at 25:55 (effectively Friday, April 13 at 1:55 a.m.) in the Noitamina timeslot on Fuji TV and other channels. It will also exclusively stream on Amazon Prime Video and other venues in Japan and overseas, starting on April 11 at about 24:00 (effectively April 11 at 11:00 a.m. EDT).

The event also debuted a new visual:

Yoshimasa Hiraike (Wagnaria!!, Amagami SS) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Persona 4 the Golden Animation), and he is also in charge of series composition. Takahiro Yasuda (Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai, Folktales from Japan) is designing the characters. Akimitsu Honma (RIN-NE, Ai no Kusabi) is composing the music.

The staff also includes:

  • Prop Design: Seiko Asai
  • Art Setting: Emi Kesamaru
  • Art Director: Michiko Morokuma
  • Color Layout: Izumi Sakamoto
  • Director of Photography: Toshiaki Aoshima
  • Sound Director: Masanori Tsuchiya
  • Music Production: HALF H・P STUDIO

The four-man band sumika performs the anime's opening theme song "Fiction."

The main cast includes:

Arisa Date as Narumi Momose, Kent Itō as Hirotaka Nifuji

Miyuki Sawashiro as Hanako Koyanagi, Tomokazu Sugita as Tarō Kabakura

Aoi Yūki as Kō Sakuragi, Yuuki Kaji as Naoya Nifuji

The manga's story centers on the awkward romantic comedy between Narumi, a female office worker who hides her fujoshi lifestyle, and Hirotaka, a handsome and capable company man who is secretly a game otaku.

Fujita launched the manga on the image sharing website pixiv in 2014. In November 2015, the manga moved to Ichijinsha's Comic POOL digital manga magazine. Ichijinsha shipped the fifth compiled volume on February 2. The manga has more than 4.2 million copies in print. Kodansha Comics will release them manga in English starting in April under the title Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku.

Thanks to Dennis R for the embedded video

Visual via Music Natalie

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